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Wordenís have done it again. They have just created a 12 to 16 inch deep running tight wriggling fish catching plastic wonder called the DC1. This plug can easily bulge the surface or dive almost a foot and Ĺ deep. Just the right depth to fool bass feeding on or near the surface. The Hunting Sports Plus Strip Pit bass come rocketing out of the weeds to kill this little morsel wriggling above their heads. Iíve done real well parallel the banks about 2 feet out along some of the bluffs at Lake of the Ozarks too. Spotted bass hit it so hard they almost knock the rod out of your hand. This bait will only get better in the fall when the bass are herding shad to fatten up for the winter.
I get lots of questions on why Wordenís went with the snap and not a split ring to tie to. I have found I get better action with the snap and I feel you get a better tie area that can not cause any line weakening like the split ring can. While I donít, you can always change lures without retying. I would only consider doing this if I was fishing in an area without any type of snags that could nick or weaken the line in any way. Since I donít fish that type of area and since I believe we all fail to retie as often as we should, I always retie when I change baits, after every fish, and if I feel the bait working through cover. Donít worry about the snap opening up on a big fish. A number 2 snap takes at least 20 pounds of pressure to open up! It wonít fail if you are using your drag correctly and 10 - 17 pound test line. The line will break before the snap comes open. I always use Berkley XT 10 pound test on all my crankbaits. Always use a knot with a double loop around the snap like the palomar. You can close the small loop at the opposite side of where the snap is opened with a serrated teeth pair of pliers.
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